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Genus: Aiphanes

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Arecales > Family: Arecaceae

Four species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Aiphanes acanthophylla

Native to Puerto Rico.

 

Aiphanes caryoifolia (Coyure palm)

Native to north-western South America.

 

Aiphanes elegans

Native to Venezuela.

 

Aiphanes erosa (Macaw palm)

Native to the West Indies.

 
 

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